Acianthus confusus Guillaumin 1922 publ. 1923


Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Edouard Faria

Common Name The Confused Acianthus

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found only in New Caledonia in wet dense forests at elevations up to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a reddish stem carrying a single, ovate, deeply cordate, erose margined leaf held midway from the ground that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthella confusa (Guillaumin) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004; Acianthopsis confusa (Guillaumin) Szlach. 2001; Stigmatodactylus confusus (Guillaumin) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2018; Univiscidiatus confusus (Guillaumin) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide;